With the significant easing of restrictions this week, we are delighted to advise all our members that we can again use club boats and paddles – as long as they are washed down and disinfected after every use.
We can use the toilets and change rooms but not the gym, kitchen, or congregate inside.
It has been such a long time since we all could be on the water, so pace yourself – keep up the physical distancing and masks when you are around the clubhouse…and if you haven’t paddled for a while, take it easy on those muscles – but whatever you do, take advantage of the good weather forecast for the Melbourne Cup ‘long weekend’ and enjoy our beautiful Yarra.
You need to have your own PFD and please follow the rules when you use club boats and paddles
AGM wrap up
Thanks to everyone who zoomed into the AGM last week. We welcome Rachel de Kretser as a new committee member and thank outgoing committee member Hannah Scott for her service to the club.
Congratulations to the winners of our 2020 club awards
- Veteran Male Champion – John Young
- Veteran Female Champion – Nicole Tattersall
- Open Female Champion – Reka Abraham
- U23 Male Champion – Brendan Clarke
- U23 Female Champion – Hannah Scott
- Junior Male Champion – Campbell Rowland
- Junior Female Champion – Emma Murray
- Paddleroo Male Champion – David Thomas
- Paddleroo Female Champion – Sophie Ward
Club Volunteer of the Year – Candice Charles
Junior paddling update
The club is excited about a new squad for secondary school students called the Yarra Yakkers starting in the new year. Sign up details will be available on the website soon.
Our primary school program, the Paddleroos, will be starting back on the water in the next few weeks, so spread the word amongst family and friends to get new children joining up to this fun program.
Great new club merchandise
Our first new items are available now through the online shop on our website. Stay tuned for details of other new gear available soon.
These great new items are available now on our website. You will be notified by email when your order has been processed and can be collected from the clubhouse.
Hope to see you all on the water soon!